Diabetes comic launched for patients
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Diabetes patients helped to cope with condition though new comic book

Diabetes patients are being helped to cope with the condition though a new comic book developed by the NHS in Southampton and Portsmouth.

The Marvel-style comic, Type 1: Origins, designed by Revolve Comics in Londonderry, follows a young man coming to terms with his diagnosis.

Type 1 diabetes usually develops before the age of 40 and affects about 400,000 people in the UK.

Dr Mayank Patel of Southampton General Hospital said it would "inform and educate" about the condition.

  • 11 Oct 2016